Verifying your patients' eligibility and benefits in 2015 may save your practice thousands of dollars Physicians are urged to be diligent in verifying patients' eligibility and benefits to ensure that you will be paid for services rendered. The beginning of a new year means that calendar year deductibles and visit frequency limitations start over. With open enrollment there may also be changes to patients' benefit plans, or they may even be insured through a new payor. Don't get stuck with unnecessary denials or an upset patient. Do your homework before the patient arrives by obtaining updated insurance information at the time of scheduling, if possible, and making copies of the insurance card at the time of the visit. The new year also brings a host of other challenges that could affect your ability to be paid: Read full article here .